• Local agencies sending relief to storm disaster areas


    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - A team from Samaritan's Purse will land in Arkansas and head to Mayflower, one of the hardest-hit areas.
    The team will assess damage to determine how they will respond to help.
    Samaritan’s Purse is also gearing up to send a 50-foot tractor-trailer filled with relief supplies and tools to the area.

    The Billy Graham Rapid Response Team is sending crisis-trained chaplains to Mayflower as well. The team has deployed to more than 40 disaster areas since its inception, including the deadly twisters in Birmingham and Tuscaloosa, Ala., and Joplin, Mo., during the historic storm season of 2011.

    After tornadoes ripped through Elizabeth City, N.C., on Friday, Food Lion donated water to more than 8,000 people without power.
    Channel 9 will check in with crews on the ground as they tour the devastation in Arkansas, and will have coverage on local responses.

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